Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
Finance and Economics
College of Business
As with most sports, the incredible emotion that comes with dedicated fans radiates throughout the cities in which these teams reside. The positive economic impact that NFL stadiums have on their surrounding cities is the driving factor behind the creation of these sports power houses. NFL franchises increase tourism, and create an economic stimulus within the community that makes hosting an NFL franchise within a city extremely appealing. Studies show that there may be an incentive to creating these colossal entities. However, these outcomes are not always considered to be because of direct influences the stadiums exude, and in some cases may be results that are skewed by investors willing to pay researchers to predict trends that are appealing to accomplish specific goals.
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Ewen, Mary C., ""If You Build It, They Will Come": The Positive Economic Impacts of NFL Stadiums in Their Surrounding Cities" (2011). Honors Theses. 95.